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Old January 11th, 2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Condensor Microphone options for GL2

I'm gearing up to start doing some weddings with my GL2 and wanted to get some input on Microphones. I've read many posts on this forum regarding the use of shotgun Mics such as the Sennheiser me66, etc. Coming from an audio background, I've often heard that shotgun mics can really reduce sound quality for ambience and sources that are off axis of the main mic pattern. especially in an indoor environment.

All of the above said...I'm considering getting a decent condensor Mic (like maybe a low cost AKG c1000s) mounted on the camera (for music and ambience) and also using a wireless lapel or a direct board feed for getting good dialogue audio.
Probably using a Beachtek adapter to tie this all together. the C1000s does have the option to use a 9 volt battery for phantom and also has an adapter to convert to hypercardiod mode if needed.
Does this seem like a setup that will give decent results?

Thanks for the input.
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Old January 11th, 2004, 02:53 PM   #2
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Read back a few threads. There are possibly 3 or more current threads dealing with hypercardoid and cardoids on camera. There was one thread dealing with the NT3 I believe.
While the NT3 is a hypercardoid only it seems a better deal than the AKG. the NT3 is cheaper and sounds better, it also uses phantom OR a 9 volt battery (like the AKG C1000). The weight and size are about the same.

There are also some recent threads dealing with XLR adapters and onboard preamps.

It seems counter productive to repeat them all over again especially since they are current and ongoing.
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Old January 11th, 2004, 04:34 PM   #3
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You might find an article I did a while back of use...It's got a lot of mic info in there.

There's one called "Did You Hear That?" and a couple others on mastering audio for DV that are also somewhat relevant.
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